The village of San Bernardino offers some spectacular views out over the Mediterranean Sea in the La Spezia area of Italy. This area, made famous by poets such as Byron and Shelley who sought inspiration, is a popular holiday destination for those people who aren't afraid to get off the beaten track a little. The best form of accommodation to stay in is a holiday rental apartment in San Bernardino. Providing all the comforts of home such as a well furnished living room with cable TV, it also has a kitchen. This can be a very useful asset for those people that do not wish to dine out every night.
Whilst for some people a holiday in San Bernardino may be more about relaxing and taking it easy, there are many leisure activities available for those that desire it. The coast provides the opportunity to try a number of these, and there is some excellent diving in the area. Other water-based activities include swimming, snorkelling, sailing and windsurfing. For those that prefer their leisure activities inland, cycling, running and climbing can all be enjoyed.
The beauty of taking a holiday in San Bernardino is that there are many wonderful villages in the surrounding area waiting to be discovered. The best way to do this is by taking a bus, and some of the more noteworthy villages are Cornigilia and Vernazza. Another idea of a place to visit when staying at self catering accommodation in San Bernardino is the nearby city of La Spezia. With a history dating back several thousand years, it has some wonderful attractions such as the Castle of San Giorgio, the Cristo re dei Secoli cathedral and a number of museums. The city of Genoa can also be visited quite comfortable on a day trip, and is an hour away by train. It features many places of interest, with its aquarium being particularly well thought of.
The climate in the area surrounding the self catering accommodation in San Bernardino is a Mediterranean one, which consists of warm to hot summers and mild winters. The winters see daily average highs of 10 degrees Celsius, although rainfall during this period can measure over 100mm per month. The warmest months are between May and September, when daily average highs of between 23 and 27 degrees are not uncommon. Rainfall during the summer months measures less than 60mm per month.
The closest airport to the holiday rental apartment in San Bernardino is to be found at Genoa. Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) has several connections with European cities, and travellers from the UK may be interested in the British Airways service from London Gatwick (LGW). Car hire is not a necessity during a holiday in San Bernardino, although it can be arranged at the airport if desired.